Health screenings are an essential part of prevention as well as early detection of disease. The earlier symptoms are detected, the higher the chance of making a full recovery. That is why all medical professionals, including Maryland Pain & Wellness, advocate for regular screenings. While it’s important to talk to your general practitioner, here are a few that we also recommend.

Why Are Health Screenings Important

Whether performing a self-exam at home or receiving regular health screenings, testing, or exams with your doctor, being proactive with your health allows you to live a healthier, longer life. By consulting with a health professional, you also have access to a medical provider who can take into consideration your age, health, risk factors, family history, and lifestyle choices (smoking, weight, alcohol) to decide the best options when it comes to your healthcare needs.

Recommended Screenings For Women

  • Blood Pressure: Cholesterol screenings for those over age 45.
  • Breast Cancer: All women over age 18, at-risk, or has a family history.
  • Cardiovascular Disease: Over the age of 45; risk assessments should also be completed.
  • Cervical Cancer: Every two years for women over the age of 25
  • Cholesterol: Every two years for anyone over 45 and more often for those at risk.
  • Colorectal Cancer: Every two years for women over age 50.
  • Diabetes: Every two years and over the age of forty.
  • Glaucoma: Annual eye exams are recommended for those at risk.
  • Kidney Disease: Those who are at-risk or have a family history.
  • Skin Cancer: Women at risk. All women should do self-exams.
  • Osteoporosis:  At-risk or women past menopausal ages.
  • Hearing: Regular eye exams are recommended for those over 65.
  • Dental Exams: Annually
  • STIs: Anyone over 18 or at risk.
  • BMI:  Every adult should receive a screening every two years.

Health Screenings For Men

  • Blood Pressure: Every two years for adults over 18.
  • Cholesterol: Every two years for people who are high-risk and over 45.
  • Cardiovascular Disease: Assessments should start at 45.
  • Diabetes: Once every three years and when at risk.
  • Kidney Disease: Those who are at risk or have a family history.
  • Osteoporosis: Over the age of 50 based on risk assessment.
  • Prostate Cancer: Every two years if over the age of 40 or have a family history.
  • Colorectal Cancer: Every two years after the age of 50 and with higher risk probability
  • Skin Cancer: Anyone at risk, has a history or has a high number of moles.
  • Testicular Cancer: Those with medical concerns or have a familial history.
  • Dental Exams: Yearly
  • Hearing: Regular eye exams are recommended for those over 65.
  • STIs: Anyone over 18 or at risk.
  • BMI:  Every adult should receive a screening every two years.

How To Make An Appointment At Maryland Wellness & Health

You can call your general practitioner for any risk assessment listed above. You can make an appointment at Maryland Pain & Wellness by scheduling an appoint online or calling our office at 301-926-8400 (Crofton), 410-881-7644 (Prince Frederick), and 443-672-2600 (Salisbury).

You can also talk to your family and friends about receiving regular health screenings, family history, or personal lifestyle risks that affect how often you should receive assessments and care.

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